Leaders argue over how to pay for promises as voters head to advance polls

·1 min read

OTTAWA — Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau is taking aim at the NDP over that party's plans to raise billions in new revenues, suggesting there is a ceiling to how much a government can tax the wealthy.

The New Democrats are promising a far-ranging spending plan to create social programs like pharmacare and dental care, vowing to pay for it by taxing the super-rich and ultra-profitable corporations.

Speaking in La Prairie, Que., Trudeau says you can't go after the wealthiest Canadians with unlimited zeal.

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh says Trudeau has given the wealthy a free ride during the Liberal leader's six years as prime minister by not collecting billions in potential revenues.

Singh adds that he doesn't buy Trudeau's limited thinking on the matter.

The comments kicked off a Sunday of campaigning that will also see Conservative Leader Erin O'Toole highlight parts of his party platform during a stop in Vancouver later today.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Sept. 12, 2021.

The Canadian Press

Our goal is to create a safe and engaging place for users to connect over interests and passions. In order to improve our community experience, we are temporarily suspending article commenting